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City continues cleanup months after tornado hit

Mayor Sandra Smith (Source: KAIT-TV) Mayor Sandra Smith (Source: KAIT-TV)
KEISER, AR (KAIT) - -

Nearly two months after an EF-1 tornado blew through Keiser, the city is still cleaning up from its aftermath.

Countless houses, businesses, and the public library were severely damaged after that tornado.

Several surrounding communities have been in and out of Keiser to assist in the cleanup effort over the past two months.

Mayor Sandra Smith said because of the neighboring help, they've gotten the debris in one centralized location and are close to completing the clean-up.

“We're very fortunate that they've come in to continue assisting, both of them have been in this week or will be in to help us finish up with all that debris we have in just one centralized location,” Smith said. “We're very fortunate that the communities have come together to help us.”

Mayor Smith also said the library has been bid out to contract, and work should begin within the next couple of weeks.

Smith said the community has really missed having the library available, and she hopes to have it back open by the fall.

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